I like the idea of Superman and Maxima hooking up. That old Armageddon story from an Adventures of Superman annual in 1991 where Superman leaves Earth and hooks up with Maxima is a classic IMO.
Since they live on different planets, I don't think their relationship would be very long-term. But there could certainly be a few cool stories to tell.
If I were to keep Maxima as a villain, I'd like to do a story where she seduces Superman while keeping secret an ulterior motive (ie colonize earth and enslave humanity or drain our oceans or something epic like that) so Superman is sleeping with the enemy, so to speak. Eventually, he looks behind the curtain and sees what her sinister plans are and realizes he has to stop her and her armies by any means necessary ...
that was so awful, Tomasi can't write tham as a believable couple. Only shippers think it is a good relationship and writing
Wrong. Since the launch of the comic, the SMWW fan club has grown significantly in numbers, including when the new creative team (Tomasi and Mahnke) took over the title. Nice try telling untruths but you'll have to do better than that.
I have noticed, however, that the only people who seem to hate it are shippers for other couples and are looking for any excuse they can to talk it down (even resorting to lying)
@benk111: I do not think, that the Convergence affected sales. Comics about the original couples were successful because people want to see them. Even in the New 52, comics with Clois sold much better, than comic SM / WW.